S. 2117, the ENFORCE Act, would: 1) end the automatic granting of citizenship to the U.S.-born children of illegal aliens (an estimated 250,000 per year); 2) increase border controls by enlisting retired law officers in border control efforts; 3) increase interior enforcement by mandating federal officials respond to state and local officials who detain illegal aliens; and 4) prevent theft and abuse of social security numbers and individual taxpayer ID numbers, both of which are used by illegal aliens to obtain jobs fraudulently.
H.R. 4437, the Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act, would strengthen border enforcement through increased personnel and infrastructure (including border fencing); would encourage involvement of state and local law enforcement agencies in – and provide appropriate reimbursement to those agencies for – immigration enforcement; would authorize coordinated border surveillance efforts between DHS and DOD; would eliminate the visa lottery; and would require completion of all background checks prior to the granting of any legal immigration status.
S. 2061, the Border Security and Interior Enforcement Improvement Act, would reduce rewards for illegal aliens by increasing penalties for document fraud, false claims of citizenship, and misuse of Social Security numbers and cards. It would increase border security by requiring construction of a border fence along the U.S.-Mexico border, providing for additional Border Patrol agents, and mandating use of the entry-exit system at all ports of entry.
S. 2049, the Border Security and Modernization Act, would increase border controls by authorizing over a five-year period an additional 8,750 Customs and Border Patrol Agents, immigration investigators, Department of Justice attorneys and U.S. Marshals to investigate criminal immigration matters, authorize the National Guard to assist in border patrol efforts, and authorize creation of new infrastructure such as roads, walls, and barriers to prevent illegal entry.
H.R. 4312, the Border Security and Terrorism Prevention Act, would enhance infrastructure at the border and develop a National Strategy for Border Protection. It would also increase interior enforcement by eliminating the "catch and release" practice for illegal aliens and add 32,000 detention beds.
H.R. 4240, the Secure America Act, would increase border control by permitting the use of the Army and Air Force to secure the border and increase interior enforcement by increasing criminal fines and penalties for alien smuggling and by authorizing DHS to deny admission to aliens from countries that refuse to accept return of their nationals who are removed by the United States.
S. 1917, the Employment Verification Act, would establish a mandatory electronic worker verification system that would prevent illegal aliens from taking jobs from those with legal right to work in the country.
H.R. 4302 would prohibit issuance of residential mortgages to illegal aliens, removing a huge incentive for illegal immigration, and remove the discretion of the Secretary of Homeland Security with respect to expedited removal. Expanding usage of expedited removal will ensure that illegal aliens do not get away with their immigration offense and compound it by remaining in America.
H.R. 4044, the Rapid Response Border Protection Act, would increase border patrol efforts by providing for additional border patrol agents, additional border patrol equipment and training facilities, incentives for careers in the Border Patrol, and deployment of border patrol agents to states where a border security state of emergency has been declared. It would also increase interior enforcement by providing for additional immigration inspectors, additional immigration enforcement agents, and additional detention beds.